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Athletics at the Tokyo Olympics, favorites thing you should know

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Athletics at the Tokyo Olympics, favorites thing you should know

Mondo Duplantis, Sweden: No athlete in the world is further away from his colleagues than pole vaulter Duplantis, a 21-year-old who is leaving for his first Olympic Games. In February 2020, Duplantis broke Sergey Bubka’s world record by jumping 6.18 meters (20 feet 3¼ inches). Since the beginning of 2019, no less than the American Sam Kendricks, the reigning world champion, has jumped higher than 6.06 meters. Duplantis was born and raised in Lafayette, LA, to an American father of Cajun descent and a Swedish mother, but Sweden provided a safer route to the Olympics and greater financial incentives.

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